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Title: Rediscovery EP:The Missing Mast Piece of the Prisoner of War
Post by: The Ancient Warrior on November 08, 2010, 06:30:10 PM
Author's Note: This is one of the episodes of my independent project, Legends: The Rediscovery.  More information on the project can be found by following this link. (

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The camera swerves through a thick rainforest, and after multiple turns, it eventually stops in front of an ancient temple.  The eyes of giant stone head next to the temple gate light up red as he begins to speak:
The show's logo forms as two halves of a Pendant of Life come in from the sides of the screen and merge; the show's name appears above the logo as the camera pans across the entire temple.
"With your guide, Kirk Fogg! And here he is NOW!"

On this final word, Kirk emerges from a thick patch of jungle plants and shrubs, then runs into the foreground and up a wide set of steps to greet the crowd. "Thank you! Thank you very much! Nice to see you! Thank you, Olmec! Welcome to Legends of the Hidden Temple.  The rooms are filled with lost treasures that are protected by mysterious Mayan Temple Guards.  Only Olmec knows the legend behind each of the treasures of his temple.  Which one are we gonna hear about today?"

Faint orange lights underneath Olmec turn on, and the camera cuts to a close-up of him as he replies:
"The legend of the Missing Mast Piece of the Prisoner of War."

"Oh, the Missing Mast Piece of the Prisoner of War!" Kirk says in response as the camera cuts back to him. "So, the legend is set, one of these six teams will have a chance to retrieve the Missing Mast.  Will it be:
"David and Rebekah of the Red Jaguars?" the camera pans to each team in order, their first names briefly appearing at the bottom of the screen?
"Mike and Stephanie of the Blue Barracudas,
"Zach and Jessie of the Green Monkeys,
"Damon and Ashleigh of the Orange Iguanas,
"Jos? and Lydia of the Purple Parrots,
"Or Trent and Emily of the Silver Snakes?"

"They'll have to pass some tough physical and mental tests," Kirk says, "but in the end, only one team will have the right to enter Olmec's Temple.  But first, they'll have to cross the Moat, and here's how they'll have to do it today?
"Each team is standing in front of an ancient fishing net hanging up above, and a giant fishing-hook/zipline at the end.  When I say 'Go,' both players on each team are gonna climb up onto the steps and grab onto the fishing net, and then they're gonna climb hand-over-hand across the net.  When they get to the end, they're gonna both grab onto the fishing hook and slide down to the other side."
"As soon as both players jump down to the deck, they're gonna have to run over here and hit the gong." He hits the top button on the Red Jaguars' gong? which lights up red? to demonstrate. "The first four teams to hit their gongs will be going on to the next round.  Hey, teams: are you ready?"
The players all cheer and shout in response.
"Olmec: are you ready?" asks Kirk.
"C'mon, I don't have all day," Olmec replies.
"Ta-ake it easy!" Kirk shakily replies, laughing during his response. "All right, then, teams: on your marks, get set, GO!"

From the beginning of the round, there is a distinct gap between certain teams as all six hoist themselves up onto box-like platforms at the starting line, then reach for the nets and traverse across.  The Green Monkeys in particular fall behind, in part because their female player misses the net altogether when she tries to jump for it. ?Green Monkeys off to a rough start? they both gotta go back, but the other teams are doing great so far!? As the other teams make their ways across, a few players almost lose grip on the nets as well, and have to rely on scattered dangling ropes (complete with fishhooks and plastic fish) for leverage.  Even so, this doesn?t prevent the female Orange Iguana from losing her grip on her team?s net and taking a seven-foot plunge into the water about seventeen seconds into the round.  The male Purple Parrot falls off only a few seconds later, but just before his partner could reach the fishhook/zipline at the end of the net.
?Purple Parrots were close, but now they gotta go back!? Kirk remarks as the other teams approach their fishhooks. ?This is tough, but you gotta keep climbing!? The Red Jaguars and the Silver Snakes are the first to get to their fishhooks, approximately thirty seconds into the round.  Both teams ride the ziplines down to the deck, and run over to hit the gongs? the Red Jaguars are a split second faster, placing first at the :36 mark. ?We got our first two teams! We still need two more!? The Blue Barracudas are the next team to reach their zipline, and they ride it down to the stage floor as the Green Monkeys inch closer to their fishhook.  The Barracudas stand up, and the boy hits his team?s gong, placing third after forty-one seconds. ?The Blue Barracudas are in! Still looking for one more team!? The Green Monkeys reach their fishhook/zipline soon after, and ride it down just before the Orange Iguanas can even reach their fishhook.  They bang their gong, ending the round after a full fifty-three seconds.
?That?s it! We got our two? I mean, four teams!? announces Kirk, laughing off his mistake as the camera switches over to him standing by a jumpy pair of Red Jaguars, high-fiving each other in front of their gong. ?The Red Jaguars made it across first, and they?re going on to the Steps of Knowledge? along with the Blue Barracudas?? the camera goes down the line to show each of the other qualifying teams, with Kirk pausing to let the audience cheer? ?and the Green Monkeys? and the Silver Snakes! The Orange Iguanas and the Purple Parrots gave it a great effort.  We got a great gift for ?em and here?s what it is.? Damon, Ashleigh, Jos? and Lydia will each be receiving a copy of Aliens in the Attic on DVD.
Title: Rediscovery EP:The Missing Mast Piece of the Prisoner of War
Post by: The Ancient Warrior on November 08, 2010, 06:32:56 PM
When the camera cuts away from the consolation prize, the four remaining teams, along with Kirk, are now at the top of the Steps of Knowledge. "As the quest continues," he explains, "it's time for Olmec to tell us about the Missing Mast of the Prisoner of War.  But teams: pay attention, because your knowledge of the legend can bring you a step closer to Olmec's Temple."
Olmec begins to tell the legend:

"Former President Franklin Delano Roosevelt named December 7, 1941 as 'a date that will live in infamy.' That was the day Pearl Harbor was attacked.  The surprise attack was launched early in the morning by the Japanese, but the American navy was quick to respond.  Both sides fought bravely and sank each other's ships, but the Japanese eventually won? but the U.S. wasn't without its successes.  Legend has it at one point, an American ship closed in on a Japanese ship called the I-24, and managed to disable it.
" 'Zey'll-u never take me alive-u!' thought the captain, and he tried to activate a charge attached to his ship to take himself down honorably.  The man was Kazuo Sakamaki, and when the charges went off, legend has it all that was taken down was one of the masts of the ship.  The Americans captured Kazuo and he became the first Japanese prisoner of war.  He tried to do away with himself honorably while a captive, but was always stopped, and eventually was sent back to his country after the war.  Part of the mast that broke off from his ship ended up in the Temple.  Your quest is to find the Missing Mast Piece of the Prisoner of War and bring it back here."

"Thank you Olmec," Kirk says after Olmec finishes telling the legend, "but where is the Missing Mast? Piece?"
Olmec replies:
"The Missing Mast Piece of the Prisoner of War can be found in the Graveyard of Ships." The camera zooms in on a dark-colored cross leaning on the back wall of the Graveyard of Ships between the graves, and then fades back to Kirk.

"Teams," Kirk begins, "in a moment, Olmec will ask you a question.  If you think you know the answer, I want you to stomp down on the ancient marking in front of you.  If you're right, you'll move down to the next level, but if you're wrong or you run out of time, I'll give the other teams a chance." Kirk starts walking down the steps as he continues. "The first two teams to make it to the bottom level will be one step closer to Olmec's Temple.  All right, Olmec: we're now ready for your first question."

Olmec begins:
"Did Kazuo Sakamaki participate in the: Attack on Pearl Harbor, Battle of Iwo Jima or Invasion of Nor??"
A stomp by David interrupts Olmec: "The Battle of Pearl Harbor."
"Correct," replies Olmec.
"Good job, Red Jaguars! Step down!" Kirk calls out, and the Red Jaguars accordingly move down to the second step. "Next question."

Olmec follows up with this:
"Was Pearl Harbor attacked during: World War I, World War II or The Korean War?"
During the third choice, David rings in again: "World War I."
"Incorrect," answers Olmec, to which David gives a dumbfounded look.
Stephanie then rings in: "World War II."
"Blue Barracudas: step down!" remarks Kirk, and the Blue Barracudas join the Red Jaguars on the second step. "They're on the board, but we need two teams.  Next question, Olmec!"

Olmec now asks:
"Did the attack end in a: Japanese victory, American victory??"
Stephanie cuts Olmec off this time: "A? Japanese victory."
"That is correct."
"Just like that, the Blue Barracudas are suddenly one step away from the Temple Games!" Kirk declares as the Blue Barracudas move down to the third step. "This match is starting to heat up? Olmec: next question."

Olmec's next question is this:
"According to legend, Kazuo Sakamaki was the captain of which of these ships: I-22, I-24 or I-55?"
Jessie stomps down and guesses: "I-22??"
Trent buzzes in: "I-55??"
"Incorrect!" replies Olmec. "The correct answer was: I-24."
"All right, tough question, Olmec," comments Kirk, "but let's keep going."

Olmec asks:
"When the American navy closed in, did Kazuo try to: Sink the enemy ships, Abandon ship or Blow up his ship with him on it?"
Hesitantly, Stephanie gongs in: "Blow up his own ship? while he was on it??"
"THAT IS CORRECT!" bellows Olmec, and the Blue Barracudas jump down onto the bottom step.
"We got our first team!" Kirk declares as Stephanie and her partner hug and jump up and down. "It's the Blue Barracudas! We're still looking for one more team? who's it gonna be? Olmec: continue."

Olmec does so by asking:
"In our legend, did the explosive charges he set up: Do nothing, Detonate too late or Only destroy one of the masts?"
Jessie stomps in after a little hesitation: "It? destroyed one of the masts."
"Step down, Green Monkeys!" shouts Kirk, and the Green Monkeys move down to the second step. "The Silver Snakes can still get into this.  Next question, Olmec!"

Olmec continues:
"Pearl Harbor was attacked on which of these dates: November 11, 1919; December 7, 1941 or July 20, 1969?"
Nobody wants to try at first, but finally Jessie buzzes in again: "December? 7, 1941."
"That is correct," says Olmec in response.
"Green Monkeys are now just one step away from the Temple Games!" Kirk narrates as the Green Monkeys walk onto the third step. "The other teams? still plenty of time.  Next question!"

Olmec then asks:
"In a speech, was this attack declared: 'A day that will live in infamy,' To have come from behind an 'iron?'?"
Jessie interrupts Olmec one more time: " 'A? day that will live? in infamy.' "
"THAT IS CORRECT!" Olmec booms, allowing the Green Monkeys to join the Blue Barracudas on the bottommost step.  Before the teams can celebrate with one another, though, Kirk runs onscreen and up the bottom step.
"We got our two teams right here!" he declares as he turns around to face the camera. "And they are the Blue Barracudas and the Green Monkeys! They're gonna go head-to-head in the Temple Games! The Red Jaguars and the Silver Snakes gave it a great effort too.  We got a great gift for 'em and here's what it is.? David, Rebekah, Trent and Emily will each be receiving a $50 U.S. Savings Bond provided by Skechers.
The camera cuts away from the consolation prize, and now only the Blue Barracudas and Green Monkeys are standing with Kirk at the base of the steps. "These two teams are gonna be playing for the right to enter Olmec's Temple," he explains, "right after this!" The camera pans over to the Temple and zooms in on a fully-assembled statue in the Shrine of the Silver Monkey.  The show?s logo reforms over this shot and the camera fades to black for commercial.
Title: Rediscovery EP:The Missing Mast Piece of the Prisoner of War
Post by: The Ancient Warrior on November 08, 2010, 06:55:32 PM
When the camera fades back in from the commercials, the show's titlecard is superimposed over a shot of the ship's wheel in the Pirate's Cove.  The pendant splits, the title shrinks into the distance and shortly after, the camera segues to Kirk and the two remaining teams standing in front of the Coconut Harvest.
"Welcome back to Legends!" says Kirk to the camera. "Now the glory goes to the fastest and the strongest, so let's learn a bit about our two teens? er, teams." He turns camera-left to talk to the Blue Barracudas, starting with a coffee-brown-eyed boy with short dark hair, slightly tanned skin and a blue waterproof coat over his team shirt. "On the Blue Barracudas, we have Mike.  How old are you?"
"Twelve," he replies when Kirk holds the microphone up to his mouth.
"And I hear you're really into baseball," Kirk continues, referring to the index card in his hand. "Tell me about that."
"Well, I've been playing Little League for a couple years," answers Mike. "Kind of a big Diamondbacks fan?"
"You hit a home run yet?"
"No, my best was a few doubles? Maybe someday."
"You'll get there; just keep trying," Kirk says to the camera with a smile, before moving to the left extreme of the screen to talk to Mike's partner, a girl with wavy dark hair and dark brown eyes. "And your partner here is Stephanie.  How old are you?"
"Thirteen," she replies when Kirk holds the microphone up to her mouth.
"And I understand you like to surf," Kirk reads off the index card in his hand. "How long've you been doing that for?"
"Since I was? seven??" Stephanie tries not to giggle. "My mom used to surf, and she taught me around the same time I was learning to swim."
"They got talent in the family here," Kirk says. "Let's hear it for the Blue Barracudas!" Mike and Stephanie raise their arms and cheer during the audience's round of applause, and Kirk goes to the right side of the camera frame to talk with the Green Monkeys, starting with a blond boy with blue eyes, freckles and a green waterproof coat over his team shirt. "And on the Green Monkeys, we have Zach.  How old are you?"
"And I hear you like rock climbing and biking, but you also like to write a lot?" comments Kirk. "Do you have a story you're working on?"
"Yeah," answers Zach. "I got this novel I wanna write? it's in the future and it's about this? people living on the first space colony."
"Pretty cool? I'll have to read it when it's published," Kirk remarks before going to the far right of the screen.  There he talks to Zach's partner, a hazel-eyed girl with freckles and her chestnut-brown hair tied back in a ponytail with a bright pink scrunchie. "And how old are you, Jessie?"
"Twelve," she replies, two rows of braces visible as she speaks.
"And it says here you run cross-country, and you can speak French?" says Kirk before holding the microphone up to Jessie's mouth.
"Uh? Yeah," she replies nervously. "My mom's side is French-Canadian and I got it from them."
"So how do you say? 'Let's hear it for the Green Monkeys'?" Jessie hesitates. "Or? 'a round of applause' for them?"
"Uhh? 'Une salve d'applaudissements pour les Singes Verts !' " At this point, the audience cheers for the Green Monkeys, who high-five before the audience quiets again.

"All right, now why don't you go get set up for the Temple Games?" Kirk says while pointing offscreen to the left and then to the right.  As Kirk faces the camera again, the boys walk off to the right and the girls off to the left. "In the Temple Games, each team is competing to win?" he opens a pouch and pulls out a small gold medallion to show to the camera? " Pendants of Life.  The winning team's gonna need those Pendants to protect themselves from the dreaded Temple Guards as they make their way through Olmec's Temple.  There are three Temple Games.  Olmec: will you tell us about Temple Game #1?"

Olmec begins:
"The attack on Pearl Harbor was a fairly heavy assault, and both sides had to bring a lot of ships to the battle.  Behind you is a very slippery slope.  When Kirk gives the signal, push the first ship up the slope with your backs until you reach the top.  Place the ship there, and water will flow down the slope as you slide back down.  Then, take the next ship and do it again.
"The player that ferries the most ships to the top in 60 seconds? wins!"
The camera segues over to Kirk standing in front of the equipment. "All right, they gotta push the ships against the tides," he comments. "Let's set the clock for 60 seconds?" With a banging sound effect, a countdown clock drops into the bottom-right corner of the screen, and Kirk dashes out of the camera frame. "Might wanna get up to the starting line?" Both players edge up a little. "On your marks, get set, GO!"
Mike and Zach press their hands and feet against the raised sides of the slopes as they push the first ships up their respective slopes. "There they go! It's kind of a challenge, but they gotta use just their backs!" The two players are practically neck-and-neck for the first quarter or so, but Zach eventually pulls ahead of Mike, and gets to the top of the slope with just over forty seconds to go.  He takes a few seconds to get the first ship on the rack behind the water hole, but places it with 37 seconds to go, just after Mike recovers from a slight slip.  A stream of water flows down the slope as Zach slides down to the bottom to retrieve his next ship.
"All right, the Green Monkeys got their first one! There comes the water!" Zach slides down to the bottom, then grabs the second ship and starts moving up the slope again.  Mike finally gets his first ship on the rack with 29 seconds remaining, and slides down. "Blue Barracudas just tied it up, but the Green Monkeys have plenty of time to stay ahead!" Both players slip a few times on their second tries, however.  Most notably, Mike falls almost halfway down the slope with fourteen seconds on the clock. "Both teams having trouble, but the Blue Barracudas? that could cost them!" Ultimately Zach reaches the top of the slope again with eight seconds to go, and reaches around to put his second ship on the rack.  He does so successfully and slides down with just three seconds left. "Green Monkeys scored again? can the Blue Barracudas tie it up?" In the last seconds, Mike reaches the top of the slope, but he doesn't even have enough time to turn around and place the ship? before he can, the clock reaches zero and splinters, and a pattern of ceiling spotlights flashes to let the players know the first Temple Game is over.
"All right, that's it! C'mon down!" Kirk calls; Mike slides down the slope and lands at the bottom with a splash before Kirk runs over, trying to stifle a laugh. "Nice? nice splash! All right?" Both boys stand up and join Kirk outside the collection pools at the bottom of the slopes. "The Blue Barracudas got one ship to the top, but the Green Monkeys got two, at the last minute! That gives them the half-Pendant of Life!" The audience applauds for a few moments before allowing Kirk to continue. "The Blue Barracudas can catch up in the next game; it's worth a half-Pendant.  Olmec: tell us about it."

Olmec continues:
"Kazuo Sakamaki tried his hardest to avoid being captured by American forces.  While he tried to blow up his own ship? you're going to sneak away from the enemy here.  When Kirk gives the signal, choose a platform and step out onto it.  If the platform sinks, it means you've been caught, and you must run back and try again.
"The first player to make it to the other side? or the player that's made it the furthest without capture at the end of 60 seconds? wins!"
"All right! A race to? outrun the enemy, I guess?" Kirk shakes it off as the camera segues over to him standing in front of the equipment. "Let's put 60 seconds on the clock?" The countdown clock bangs down and stops in the bottom-right corner of the screen, while a green half-Pendant appears in the upper-right corner.  Kirk then backs out of the camera frame as the camera zooms out a little to show the entire set of equipment and the two girls on the stage-right platform. "On your marks, get set, GO!"
Stephanie and Jessie start out by moving directly forward for their first steps? in the closest-to-the-foreground column (C1) for Stephanie and furthest-from-the-foreground (F1) for Jessie? and then try to step out onto the middle step in the second row (M2).  Jessie moves a little quicker, which leads to Stephanie following her from one step behind. "These girls are tough! They're moving fast now!" Sure enough, Jessie leads Stephanie to F3 and M4 in a matter of seconds, without either of them sinking.  It isn't much longer until Jessie makes it to F5 and M6; she steps onto the latter with 48 seconds on the clock. "This is unbelievable! Nobody's fallen yet!" Jessie continues to C7 a moment later, but when she steps out to M8, it sinks, finally sending the Green Monkeys back with 44 seconds left!
"Agh, Green Monkeys gotta go back," Kirk remarks as Stephanie safely steps onto C8, "but can the Blue Barracudas make it across?" Stephanie begins to hesitate a lot after the obvious step, however; she eventually makes it out to M9 with 41 seconds left. "Blue Barracudas need just one more to win?!" After a few moments of contemplation, she steps out onto C10, which remains stable.  She then moves onto the far platform, causing the countdown clock to freeze at :37, then fade along with the half-Pendant visual.
"That's it! That was fast!" exclaims Kirk as he runs over.  Stephanie jumps off the far camera-left platform to join him, and Jessie steps off M4 to meet both of them. "Luck really came through for the Blue Barracudas? she didn't even fall, and she made it to the other side, giving her a half-Pendant of Life!" The audience cheers again, but Jessie looks a little bitter as Kirk and Stephanie high-five. "So now it's all tied up, at a half a Pendant apiece," he continues, "but this next Temple Game is worth a full Pendant.  Olmec: tell us about the third and final game?"

Olmec narrates:
"In the attack on Pearl Harbor, the Americans and the Japanese both sank many of each others' ships.  In this game, you and your partner must only sink three.  One of you is suspended in a sack.  When Kirk gives the signal, swing your partner at one of the ship and sink it by knocking it over.
"The first team to sink all three ships? or the team that's sunken the most ships after 30 seconds? wins."
The camera transitions over to Kirk, the two teams facing camera-left behind him with the Blue Barracudas closer to the camera. "This is for the Temple," he declares before the camera switches to an overhead shot. "Let's put sixt? er, 30 seconds on the clock?" Kirk dashes off to the left as the countdown clock reappears in the bottom-right corner, along with a blue half-Pendant in the upper-left corner and a green one in the upper-right. "On your marks, get set, GO!"
Mike and Zach pull back the sacks containing their partners, and push them in different directions: Mike appears to be aiming towards the center target for his team, Zach towards the leftmost one for his, but within seconds, both targets are knocked over. "These are fast team!" Kirk remarks as the girls swing back. "Blue started dead center, Green's going left to right? but now they both gotta change direction, and that's tough!" Sure enough, the Blue Barracudas have some trouble reaching either of the still-standing targets on the second try, but Jessie swings towards and kicks over the Green Monkeys' center target with a full nineteen seconds to go. "Blue Barracudas having a little trouble, but the Green Monkeys need just one more to win!" The boys swing their partners out again, but Jessie swings a bit too far to the left of the final target and not far enough out, giving the Blue Barracudas enough time to knock down their leftmost target (:14). "Next target to fall? wins it!" On the next attempt, however, the Green Monkeys swing a bit faster, and knock over the rightmost target with ten seconds left.
"That's over! C'mon over guys!" Kirk declares, running onscreen as the indicators disappear.  The boys join Kirk just in front of the foul lines on the ground while spotters soon walk over and work on freeing the girls from the sacks. "The Blue Barracudas had two of their targets, but the Green Monkeys had all three! They get the full Pendant, giving them a Pendant and a half; the Blue Barracudas only had a half.  The Green Monkeys are goin' to the Temple!" Zach jumps up to high-five Jessie while she is still suspended; she ends up tilting the sack a little and accidentally kicks one of the two spotters in the shin. "They're?" Kirk holds back a laugh as he looks on. "They're excited; they worked hard and came through! But the Blue Barracudas won't be going away empty-handed; we got a great gift for 'em and here's what it is." Mike and Stephanie will each be receiving a $50 iTunes gift card.
The camera cuts away from the consolation prize, and now Kirk and the Green Monkeys are standing next to the sack Jessie was standing in.  The players jump up and shout before Kirk continues. "The Green Monkeys're fired up," he declares, "and we'll see if they can make it through Olmec's Temple and retrieve the Missing Mast Piece? right after this!" The camera whizzes past Kirk's head and over to the Coconut Harvest, where it focuses in on the bucket.  As it zooms in, the show's logo reforms over the shot; the camera then fades to black for commercials.
Title: Rediscovery EP:The Missing Mast Piece of the Prisoner of War
Post by: The Ancient Warrior on November 08, 2010, 07:39:12 PM
When the camera returns from the second commercial break, the show's logo is partially covering a shot of the Missing Mast Piece on the back wall of the Graveyard of Ships.  The Pendant of Life splits, the title shrinks into the distance and the camera segues to Kirk standing in front of the Temple's stairs, to the camera-right of Zach and Jessie. "Welcome back to Legends!" he says to the camera. "The Green Monkey have proven themselves worthy, and now've earned the right to enter Olmec's Temple.  But first, Olmec's gonna give them some information to help them retrieve the Missing Mast Piece of the Prisoner of War."
Olmec begins to give the rundown:
"You COULD start? by running up to the Room of the Ancient Masks! Push in the correct mask, and pass into the Upper Terrace! There you must choose your next path; you could race up into the Observatory.  Read the instructions on the far wall with the telescope, and follow them to open the door to the Central Reef.  Solve the correct puzzle to open the door to the Tiki Village! Push the correct idol into position; that may take you below or lead you into the SHRIIIIIIIIiiiiiine of the SIIIIILver Monkey! Assemble the statue, and you may be headed toward the Pirate's Cove! Place the torch in the correct holder to go back, or spin the ship's wheel and enter the Graveyard of Ships, where you can grab the Missing Mast Piece of the Prisoner of War.
"Next, plow through the wall and enters the Viper's Nest.  Reach into the snake jars and find the key, and you'll enter the Bamboo Forest! If you escape, you might have a chance to enter the Cannon Room.  Load the three cannonballs into the cannon, and if the rock slab is up, you can crawl back through the Coconut Harvest and finally climb through the Cave, rrrrace down the STAIRS and back through the Temple Gate.  The choices are yours and yours alone!" Olmec pauses for a second. "You won 1 ? Pendants in the Temple Games.  Who's going first?"
"I am," says Zach.
"Very well, Zach!" replies Olmec as Kirk hands out the Pendants of Life. "When Kirk gives the signal, you'll race through the gates into the Temple and make your way towards the Mast Piece.  Hidden inside the Temple are three secret passages that may take? may lead you into the Bamboo Forest, as well as Temple Guards assigned to protect three specific rooms.  You can trade your Pendant for an extra life and go on BUT? if you're caught without a Pendant, you'll be taken out of the Temple? and it'll be Jessie's turn to enter and try her luck.  If you reach the Mast Piece, all the doors of the Temple will instantly unlock, and the Temple Guards will vanish.  Return through the gates with the Missing Mast Piece in three minutes, and you will both be handsomely rewarded? and here's how!"
?   For just getting into the Temple, they're both going to get a skateboard provided by Vans.
?   If they can grab the Mast Piece in three minutes, they're also going to get a five-piece drumset, complete with cymbals and provided by Schafer and Sons.
?   And if they can bring the Mast Piece out of the Temple before three minutes is up, they'll both be going to Hawaii! In the heart of Waikiki, the Best Western Ohana Waikiki Tower participates in the Young Travelers Club.  Just steps away from Waikiki Beach, an area pulsing with excitement, shopping and entertainment!

The camera cuts back from the grand prize to show Kirk, Zach and Jessie one last time before the bonus round begins. "I bet these Green Monkeys wanna go to Hawaii? let's get 'em there!" comments Kirk before turning to Jessie. "But I gotta know, Jessie: What's your strategy?"
"Well," she answers, "We're gonna try going across the top, and then hopefully we can go down once we're all the way across? down from the Pirate's Wheel and get the? Ship."
"All right, hopefully that'll get you to the Graveyard so you can get that Mast Piece," Kirk remarks. "Zach: let's get you out in front.  Mouthpieces in.  Lower the gate, Olmec!"
Olmec groans gutturally as he lowers the gate; the faint orange lights under him are turned off.
"And now let's put three minutes on the clock." The clock reappears onscreen. "On your mark, get set, GO!"

"There goes Zach, up into the Temple!" Kirk declares as Zach jogs up the stairs into the Room of the Ancient Masks.  He quickly pushes in both of the masks on the back wall as he runs across; the second mask triggers the door to the Upper Terrace, and he continues on with 2:48 left. "This guy's fast! I like his style!" He uses the closer-to-the-foreground of the two guardrail-surrounded catwalks to travel from one ledge of the room to the other, hits the actuator for the Central Reef and moves on (2:41). "He's into the Central Dock, where he's gotta hook up the fish or align the coral so he can move on!" Almost instantly, Zach moves over to the ladder and starts rotating the topmost of the six pieces of coral; each is a square annulus, but with many depressions and protrusions.
"Go Zach!" Jessie calls from the sidelines as the camera briefly cuts to her and Kirk (2:36). "You can do it!"
"He knows what he's gotta do, and hopefully the door's gonna open!" remarks Kirk as the camera cuts back to the room, where Zach is turning each ring of coral in succession.  As he progresses, the stack becomes shorter until all six pieces of coral are properly stacked with 2:26 to go, causing the panel in the back of the room to shoot up with a quick flash, revealing the ladder leading upward. "That door didn't open? he wanted to go west, but he's gotta climb that ladder!" Zach does accordingly fairly swiftly; once in the Observatory, he beelines for the telescope and starts focusing it (2:17). "He's gotta read the writing on the wall? That'll tell 'im how to open the door!" Briefly the camera switches to a shot of the writing on the far wall? "Solar eclipse as seen from Jupiter"? but when it cuts back to the Observatory, Zach has already stepped away from the telescope to grab the model of the Sun from the stage-left altar, and switches it with the model of Saturn on the stage-right altar with 2:09 to go. "He's got plenty of time, and he's still got a Pendant!" After a moment, Zach decides to switch the Moon with the Sun, putting the Moon in the middle on the stage-right altar and opening the door to the Tiki Village with just over two minutes on the clock.  Zach promptly runs down the stairs and beelines for the stage-right idol? but a Temple Guard jumps out and tries to capture him!
"Augh, Temple Guard!" exclaims Kirk as Zach immediately hands over his Pendant of Life. "But he's got a Pendant? He expected that!" The Temple Guard retreats with 1:56 to go, and Zach starts to push the stage-right tiki idol across the floor as the surrounding speed bumps permit. "He's clearing out a major path, but next time a Temple Guard gets him, it'll be turn for Jessie!" He pushes the idol a couple feet stage-left and then around the ladder in the middle of the room, and stops when it is behind the ladder.  Apparently it is weighing down a floor switch at this point, as the doors down to the Bamboo Forest opens (1:40). "Oh, they wanted to go across? he's gotta go down into the Bamboo Forest!" Zach runs for the ladder and climbs down? but just after he fully appears in the Bamboo Forest, a second Temple Guard emerges from the floor and captures him just before the halfway mark!
"Oh, Temple Guard! Go Jessie!" Kirk shouts out, and Jessie runs up into the Temple with 1:29 on the clock.  She starts her portion of the Temple Run by tracing Zach's path? into the Room of the Ancient Masks with 1:24 remaining and then the Upper Terrace with 1:19 to go before crawling into the Central Reef (1:12). "She's got some making up to do, but she's got plenty of time!" As soon as Jessie enters the Central Reef, she rushes to the ladder leading upward and scrambles on up, entering the Observatory with 1:04 left.  She then jogs down into the Tiki Village with just under a minute to go and starts to descend into the Bamboo Forest.
"This girl's fast too! This is a fast Green Monkeys team!" commentates Kirk as Jessie climbs down the ladder and then the uppermost bamboo shoots.  Shortly after entering the room, she slips through an opening near the top of the screen-like bamboo tangle she's on, then climbs a bit further down before jumping down (0:48). "She's just two rooms away from the Mast Piece, and with plenty of time!" Jessie hoists herself through a lower opening on the leftmost of the three parallel bamboo tangles in the room, then hits the actuator for the lower crawl tube into the Viper's Nest.  The door opens, and she scurries on through with 41 seconds to go. "Just bust through the wall, Jessie!" She does accordingly without hesitation, and after she breaks down the rock wall connecting the Viper's Nest to the Graveyard of Ships, she runs to the back wall and grabs the Missing Mast Piece with 35 seconds left!
"SHE'S GOT IT!" Kirk exclaims, and Zach starts cheering Jessie on as she retreats through the rock wall again. "All the doors are open!" Jessie takes a couple steps back towards the Bamboo Forest, but soon changes her mind and heads into the passage behind the stage-left golden door on the back wall of the Viper's Nest; she starts climbing up the ladder there. "She's going up? smart move, Jessie! Thirty seconds!"
The camera cuts over to Zack in the foreground, standing next to Kirk (0:27). "GO! C'MON JESSIE!!"
A few seconds later, Jessie can be seen hoisting herself out of the cabinet-like door in the back-bottom-left corner of the Shrine of the Silver Monkey.  She crawls out with 22 seconds remaining, gets up and sprints for the Tiki Village door. "She's got twenty seconds, just four rooms away!" Jessie beelines for the staircase leading up to the Observatory from the Tiki Village, and reaches the top with fifteen seconds to go before dashing down the other side. "She's blazing through the rooms? she knows she's only got a few seconds left!"
"C'MON!!" Zach screams out as Jessie arrives at the stage-left ledge of the Upper Terrace just before the clock reaches 0:11.  She sprints across in just a few seconds as the audience begins to countdown, and makes it up into the Room of the Ancient Masks soon after (0:08!!). "Just a few more seconds? it's gonna be close!" Jessie dashes across the room, appearing at the opening doorway with six seconds to go and then heading down the steps. "Five? four? three? TWO? THEY DID IT!" Sure enough, Jessie crosses the Temple Gate with just one second on the clock; the clock soon fades away as she and Zach hug, the Missing Mast Piece still in her arms.
"Un-believable!" Kirk announces, the audience cheering as the Green Monkeys begin to jump up and down in celebration. "They got it all, folks! I just saw it? I can't believe it! They were both blazing fast, and they got the Missing Mast with one second left! They got it all? they got the skateboards, the drumsets? They're goin' to Hawaii!" Jessie raises one arm in the air, but breathes heavily at the same time. "She's tired? they both are? I'm out of breath just from watching! This was a great Green Monkeys team, and it was great having 'em? but we gotta get outta here, folks.  I don't wanna, but we gotta.  Join us again for more adventure and another great Legend of the Hidden Temple! Buh-bye!" Kirk soon joins the Green Monkeys in a group hug as the camera pans out; the Bamboo Forest, the Monkeys' torch at the Moat, the Graveyard of Ships and the group holding their arms and the Mast Piece high in celebration are all shown while the credits roll.
Title: Rediscovery EP:The Missing Mast Piece of the Prisoner of War
Post by: The Ancient Warrior on November 08, 2010, 07:53:40 PM
Episode Summary
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Name of Artifact: The Missing Mast Piece of the Prisoner of War
Season: 3
Layout: 3 (Hawaiian Layout; 13 overall)
Result: Made it!
Time Remaining: 0:01
Team: Green Monkeys
Pendants Won: 1 ?
Location of Artifact: The Graveyard of Ships


I'm tempted to give this episode the reward for "Most Exciting Season 3 Temple Run"... and that's not just because of the comparison with the elimination rounds.  The Moat wasn't anything particularly special, but the legend took on fairly interesting viewpoint? even though I really don't get why the producers had to have two legends about Pearl Harbor, and only two episodes apart? and the Temple Games went by quickly.

What made the run even better was that the Green Monkeys, after having placed fourth in the Moat and second in the Steps of Knowledge, excelled in the third Temple Game and rose to the occasion for a tricky Temple Run.  The path wasn't too brutal, but it did involve switching floors twice and going through the Central Reef and half of the Bamboo Forest.  Zach made excellent time from one room to the next, only stumbling in the Observatory.  He was very quick to hand over his Pendant of Life in the Tiki Village, and the fact that the second Temple Guard went after him immediately after he entered the Bamboo Forest probably contributed to the win.

Jessie was only a hair slower than her partner, but she appeared to be conserving some more energy for her exit.  She made it through the Bamboo Forest in very little time, broke through the rock wall and picked up the Mast Piece with 35 seconds left.  After reentering the Viper's Nest, she hesitated for a moment before smartly deciding to take the top floor out, which ultimately made all the difference.  Zach was very supportive (if not also a bit frantic) during Jessie's escape, and Kirk and the audience were very excited for her when she sprinted through the gate with just one second on the clock.  The Green Monkeys staged an amazing comeback here, and definitely deserved the vacation after that performance. <img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/grin.gif" alt=":D" title="Cheesy" />

Trivia and Records:
The second Temple Game in this episode, the "correct path" game, was the fastest of all the sixty-second challenges in Season 3? Stephanie of the Blue Barracudas completed it in only twenty-three seconds.  During the Temple Run rules description, Olmec forgot to mention the hidden half-Pendant? as far as I know, this is the only episode in which he skips over this.  This was also the third episode (after "The Sheath of Pedro I of Brazil" and "The Secret Treasure of Phoolan Devi," both in Season 2) whose Temple Run resulted in a victory with just one second on the clock.  As a result, in both seasons where the Green Monkeys won in the Temple, their first victories were team wins with one second left.
Title: Rediscovery EP:The Missing Mast Piece of the Prisoner of War
Post by: The Bandit King on November 09, 2010, 02:00:59 PM
After the recent string of failed escapes, it's so good to see an exciting win such as this. Great, GREAT work here!